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Commission moved too fast to delist gray wolf
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission's vote Monday to remove the gray wolf from the state's endangered species list seems premature, especially given the short time since wolves reappeared in the state and the contrast with other protected species.
New spider family identified in Oregon
Cave hunting biologists from San Francisco, working with a team of speleologists in the wilds of southern Oregon, have discovered a new family of spiders never before known to science.
'Common ground' reached on praised BLM timber project
An ecologically-based timber sale the Bureau of Land Management is offering in the Butte Falls Resource Area has drawn rave reviews from both the timber industry and environmental camps.
Gas pipeline discussion goes public
Open house planned on proposal for 36-inch line stretching from Coos Bay to Malin; plan now is to export
Klamath-Siskiyou Forests Ranked High for Species Survival
New Study by Conservation Biologists Say Mid and Low Elevation Sites May Buffer from Climate Change
Ten years after: the Biscuit fire revisited
It's been nearly 10 years since the July 2002 lightning storm that sparked the 500,000 acre Biscuit fire.
Rare daisy-like flower fanning controversy over road-closure plan for Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
We have the chance to protect the Chetco River by ending in-stream mining
DeFazio timber bill slights water quality, recreation, salmon
Biscuit Fire 10 Years Later
10 great places to see spring wildflowers
Mount Ashland listed in USA Today as a top 10 location to see wildflowers!
California wolf trek shows importance of wilderness
Southern Oregon jewels bring millions to region
Visitors to Crater Lake and Oregon Caves spent more than $40 million in 2010
BLM Should Manage Forests for the Benefit of Everyone
Medford, OR – As Secretary Salazar visits southern Oregon public forests, local conservation group KS Wild urges the Bureau of Land Management to balance the needs of the land and the surrounding communities.
We all have a stake in BLM forests
Editorial by Joseph Vaile: BLM lands play a critical role in the livelihood and quality of life of just about everyone in Southern Oregon.
Southwest Oregon voters favor additional protections for the Rogue River, according to a new poll by the public opinion research firm Moore Information.
DeFazio's bill targets LNG pipeline project
It would clarify the reasons a government can use exceptions to build on private land
Miner sentenced to a year in prison for operating illegally
A Gold Hill man twice convicted of illegally mining on public land has been sentenced to a year in prison.
Poll shows support for protecting lower Rogue
A poll of 300 people in southwest Oregon indicate that more than 75 percent of respondents support additional protection for the lower Rogue River corridor.
Four groups protest BLM's Grizzly Peak timber plan
They cite concerns about cutting of larger trees and road-building